Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever
Later in the decade, other groups from the region began making Latin-style recordings and making some headway in sales and in the press. The group's producer, Roland Klugerconvinced all but Gomez to Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever and recorded the Jungle Fever LP, of which the title track was buried at the dead end of side two. Polydor nonetheless issued the cut as a single and the rest is history, except for one interesting fact: they understood the record would die if anybody knew this band was white.
For an appearance at the Apollo, they hired a group of African-American men to impersonate the band on-stage. Since no known photos of the real Chakachas existed, they were in the clear. The hit was a one-off, a fluke, but what a boon. It has had a steady life in the whisperings of DJs for the past three-plus decades and is oft-sampled in both dance music and hip-hop circles. As an album, Jungle Fever is a revelation. While their single is the stuff of legend, the album in some ways Leadbelly Leadbellys Last Sessions Volume One it in its rightful place at the end of the disc.
Dusty Groove, with their impeccable good taste as both a record store and as a label, reissued this baby on CD and let the rest of us in on the Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever. This is one wild, unusual, infectious set of Latin funk T Tape S Burdson O Sieben Space Age killer horns that play against the rhythms, in some cases, and vocals that seemingly come from Latin music's past and are at odds with the more contemporary grooves being laid down by the band.
According to the liners, this is because of Will Albimoorthe group's arranger and new composer mostly under the nom de plume Bill Ador. Though some songs remain from the Gomez repertoire, they have been radically altered in terms of contrapuntal David Gilmour David Gilmour In Concert FeaturingMusicRecordedAtTheRoyalFestivalHallMeltdownConcert, strange key signatures, and weird fills by the horns, vocals, and piano.
And there are mad loads of drums; they are everywhere, breaking, slipping, twisting, turning, spiking and hovering Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever these tunes. Checkout "Un Rayo del Sol," for the great drum breaks, or the smooth vocals with the razor wire electric guitars and horns in "Cha Ka Cha," with Sergio Mendes -like choruses blended with weird Latin soul cadences. Then there's the tough, barroom cha cha of "Ay Mulata" and the seamless, nearly psychedelic mambo-meets-samba that is "El Canyon Rojo," with bits and pieces of a spaghetti western soundtrack thrown in just to stretch the listener's brain a little further.
This disc is not some insider avant-garde joke; there is no irony here. The playing Ali Farka Toure Ali Farka Toure sincere, innovative, and breaks an Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever sweat.
It's no academic exercise made by studio hacks. It's as accessible an early Latin-styled funk recording as one is likely to find. It's only after repeated listens that the quark strangeness in its mix sets in, but that doesn't detract from the listening -- and dancing -- experience. There is also a beautiful cha cha reading Various Babylon Berlin Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Earle Hagen 's classic standard "Harlem Nocturne" with a funky bassline and tight guitar break.
Here again, the horns' contrapuntal arrangement adds an even deeper element of mystery to the well-known noir-ish Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever, while keeping it firmly in a danceable groove, especially in the middle eight. When one gets to the title track at the end, it's almost superfluous; the set is so delightfully, joyous, sophisticated and hip, "Jungle Fever" is just some naughty, nasty, icing on this exotic cake. By The Doors Morrison Hotel time Polydor released the Jungle Fever album in the U.
The title cut -- a down-and-dirty, stop-start funk instrumental punctuated by heavy breathing and orgasmic female moans -- went Top Ten for the group's only American hit. The remainder of the group's history is difficult to trace; it's been suggested that they -- or at least some of their personnel -- also recorded as El Chicles and backed singer Nico Gomez who wrote one of the songs included on Jungle Fever.
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